the sky was blue like forget-me-nots today. the air was clear and hot. and we wandered and dug and hunted and unearthed for hours at rideau antiques. summer can't end unless my mother and my aunt and i have an afternoon there together. my aunt comes from maryland and we get lost in the piles. no matter what string of superlatives i use as descriptors, i will be understating the sheer magnitude of this spot. i came away with the happy little collection of treasure in the photos above. my chairs and the bottle give me a little spasm of happiness when i look at them. my daddy saw how i couldn't pull myself away from the chairs and decided to buy them for me as an early birthday gift. and i will make beautiful tables with the little doors. when we got back to the cottage, we found tom in the lake and edgar lounging on his bed. we had hotdogs and corn on the cob and lemonade. it was a great day. there are photos from our excursion on foblographie.
i feel like quilts are alive. they reflect all the little joys that make life special. they emanate love and warmth. the quilts i make blend a grandmother's ideals with a fresh youthful flair. there is a nostalgia for seasons past combined with hopefulness for a bright full future. you can find me online at www.chasinglightningbugs.com